Types of Violence - Morocco

The marriage of underage girls in Morocco

28.12.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

This study focuses on the phenomenon of marriage of underage girls between legalization, jurisprudence and practice: the case of girls from the province of Azilal where it is customary to force marriage at girls at a very young age.

The diagnosis finds that the problem of the marriage of underage girls is complex as several factors come into play, in this case the social, economic, cultural and legal factors, and that is why it is very important to tackle the subject from a global perspective taking into consideration the legal side but also the socio-cultural side of the Moroccan society.

The diagnosis proposes 10 recommendations to end the marriage of minors, including the immediate removal of legal provisions authorizing child marriage, the adoption of gendered approach in the appointment of judges or the strengthening of legislative reform.

Here, you can watch the presentation of the study which took place in Rabat, March 24, 2017


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : La voix de la femme amazighe
  • Co-editor : The Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD)
  • Publishing house : The voice of the Amazigh woman
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 84
  • Language : French


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